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Blacknsilver

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In the near future I will be getting a .223. Mainly as a target/plinking and occasionally fox if it presents its self.

Thinking of the sightron s111 scope in either 6/24 or the 8/32 mag range.

 

What reticle do you guys use for target shooting and dailing in your range?

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Blacknsilver,scope choice-including reticule-is understandably a very subjective issue-eyes for starters differ a fair bit.

 

For uses like you mention,I have a few Leupold 8-25 s

For biggish targets,the mil dot is ok and fast if approximate (not that ft 11s move about much!)

 

For varminting/groups on target -I like the Varmint reticule-with it's several horizontal stadia lines (you need to sort these for your ballistics) and I'd accept readily that FFP would help-always subtending the same at any mag-though for this I use max if possible,so not much of an issue for me.

 

If you dial-and given accurate ranging that is always better-given you have your good dope,field derived-then reticule is less important-save that you simply have to be able to see it,and that comes in if foxing in non daylight.

 

All this pro/con-and I've had many such scopes (Tasco on up to Night Force) for a long time- really with a modern load 22 cf,or similar upwards,you really don't need much 'adjust/click/hold over' at all with in Point Blank Range. That varies a tad,but let's say250yards. And see what we can expect:

 

A 223 eg will,zeroed at 200yards be about an inch to an inch and a half high at 100y,dead on 200,and three/four inches low at 250,maybe 7 inches by 300y. Bullet weight/velocity/BC is minor ,though might be worth an inch by 300y(40@3600 6 inches,69@2900 8 inches).

 

Beyond 300y or so,you get into serious click ups,and reticule design is marginal.....even if you know your stadia lines,target seldom oblige by being at that distance!

 

gbal

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I have usually gone down the road of milldot with half hash marks.

The Meopta is a hollowed out milldot with no hash marks but a fine cross hair which has a nicely illuminated.

I am warming to the floating dot and the very silmple cross hair.

Just wanted to see what target shooters choose.

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Im not a target shooter Blacknsilver but a LR varminter, i hate cluttered reticals and thus have Sightron SIII 6-24x50 and 8-32x56 on my 22BR and 257AI respectively both are very fine crosshair and .250 MOA target dot.

These are excellent rets for all long range shooting, be it on varmints or targets.

 

Ian.

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Im not a target shooter Blacknsilver but a LR varminter, i hate cluttered reticals and thus have Sightron SIII 6-24x50 and 8-32x56 on my 22BR and 257AI respectively both are very fine crosshair and .250 MOA target dot.

These are excellent rets for all long range shooting, be it on varmints or targets.

 

Ian.

Thanks Ian.

I am looking at the exact scopes you have. The simple ret has its plus points for me. I wouldn't be using hold overs or other aim points. Poi on targets should be more visible with the uncluttered ret.

I am slowly narrowing my searches down on both .223 rifle and scopes. I am more than certain that it will all change several times before my hard earned is parted with.

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A simple ret and dial for ranging, or fine varmint ret with horizontal stadia lines (a la Crocket & Boon from leupold or their Varmint ret style) would be my choice. I invariably dial for precision rather than hold off though the stadia lines make 200 to 300 yards rapid shots easier. A fine illuminated central dot is also a good feature, like the one theat the Delta Titanium uses. Not sure if Sightron offer anything similar?

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